After taking in suggestions from experts and club representatives, the Premier League decided to suspend all top-flight games until April 3.
Arsenal has been one of the most high-profile targets of coronavirus after it was confirmed Thursday evening that the Gunners’ boss Mikel Arteta had tested positive for COVID-19.
The club personnel who had been in close contact with their manager over the past few days will now remain in self-isolation in accordance with WHO health guidelines. That would mean that the entire Arsenal first-team squad will also spent the upcoming days in quarantine.
Chelsea have also confirmed on their official website that striker Callum Hudson-Odoi had tested positive for the Coronavirus.
That the England international has contracted the fast-spreading virus means that the club personnel who had been in close contact with the 20-year-old, including the entire first-team, the club’s coaching staff and a number of backroom staff, have self-isolated themselves.